Religion and Philosophy
In 1924, eminent Church historian and missiologist Stephen Neill began his career as a missionary to south India under the supervision of the celebrated Amy Carmichael. What seemed like a match made in heaven resulted in a bitter parting of ways. How could such a promising mission partnership go so wrong? This paper draws upon primary research in order to examine this intriguing case study of conflict in the mission field. The paper will also introduce questions and implications that arise from the study of this incident. The paper is comprised of two components. We will first unpack the incident, and then assess some of the larger historical and missiological implications that arise from the study, particularly within the context of world Christianity.
International Review of Mission
Daughrity, D. (2008). A dissonant mission: Stephen Neill, Amy Carmichael, and missionary conflict in South India. International Review of Mission, 97(384‐385), 103-115. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-6631.2008.tb00630.x